Two township men arrested in string of armed robberies

FLINT TWP. – Police Chief George Sippert credited “old-fashioned police work,” with the arrests of two township men in a string of recent armed robberies at two businesses and a residence. “No technology was involved,” Chief Sippert said in a report to the township board in which he praised outstanding detective work leading to the arrests of Christopher Lee-Williams, 19, […]


THE END IS NEAR — The Genesee County Road Commission has begun the fourth and next to final stage of Linden Road reconstruction, a nearly $5 million project that began in April. Stages One and Two focused on Linden Road north of Corunna Road, starting on the west lanes then switching to east lanes. South of Corunna Road. Stage 3 […]

Township board to look at self-improvement

FLINT TWP. – In coming months, the township board will be self-evaluating with a goal to be recognized as a Township of Excellence or just to do better at governance. Clerk Kathy Funk initiated the process by providing fellow board members with a packet of information about the Michigan Township Association’s (MTA) “Township of Excellence” criteria for recognition. Funk said […]

C-A Schools see enrollment drop larger than expected

FLINT TWP. — Fall student count day held on Wednesday, October 4 in schools statewide, showed that enrollment in the Carman-Ainsworth district dropped more than 200 students since the same time last year. The count taken last week was 4,064 compared to 4,237 in the February 2017 count and 4,296 in October 2016 – a loss of 173 and 232 […]

Planning Commission okays pet resort

FLINT TWP. — The Planning Commission unanimously approved a special land use permit to open a pet resort facility, after a public hearing where nearby residents expressed concerns about barking dogs. Jody Blackburn, the applicant, said she has a purchase agreement for a property at 3095 South Dye Road, which is zoned industrial. She is planning to open a dog […]

Death of a child being investigated as a homicide

FLINT TWP. – The death of a twoyear old township girl is being investigated as a homicide, according to Police Chief George Sippert in a report to the township board last week. On Tuesday, September 26 at about 2:40 p.m., police responded to a medical call in the 3000 block of Linden Lane Apartments, off Lennon and Dutcher roads, Chief […]

Township board approves reduced ordinance restrictions

FLINT TWP. — Two ordinance amendments recently approved by the township board of trustees lessened restrictions on the books. Reporting requirements for owners of vicious dogs was repealed from one ordinance. Penalties for violations of the site plan ordinance was reduced from a misdemeanor. to a civil infraction in another ordinance. The township attorney recommended the change to the site […]

Angel Program starting at the State Police Flint Post

FLINT TWP. — In an attempt to assist people struggling with addiction and reduce drug demand, the Michigan State Police (MSP) has joined almost 200 police departments nationwide in the Angel Program — a pre-arrest diversion program, according to a press release. The Angel Program allows people with a drug addiction to walk into a state police post and seek […]

In brief

WFBA meeting at new location FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will hold its monthly meeting at a new location – the Valley Breakfast & Bistro at 1072 Elms Road, between Corunna and Calkins Road, from noon -1:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 19. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton is the guest speaker and will be giving an update […]

Happy Anniversary Genesee County Parks

Genesee County Parks this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Now, that may or may not strike you as a big deal. But it does for me. Here’s why: Encompassing more than 11,000 acres of outdoor recreation, educational programs, living history and breath-taking natural beauty, our county parks system is an integral component to enhancing and maintaining our overall quality […]